The elements of the Honors Program logo (at right,
clockwise): the Torch represents the knowledge that is shared
and cultivated at the Mount; the Dominican Cross symbolizes
the Dominican heritage of the Mount; the Knight represents the
pride of an honors student at the Mount; and the World demonstrates
the unity and diversity among honors students at the Mount.
As first-year students, student scholars will enjoy the
advantage of Honors Housing in a select wing of the freshmen
residence halls, with students who are similarly motivated and
committed to high academic performance. For upperclassmen housing,
students will enjoy residing together in an upperclass residence
Trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Jewish Heritage
Museum, located in New York City, are conducted annually. Other
program-sponsored events, such as the Honors Reception, and service
activities, which include food and book collections, are also held
throughout the academic year.
Student Honors Council
As a member of this community of scholars on campus, students
are given the opportunity to assume a leadership position in the
Student Honors Council to actively shape the ever-evolving Honors
Program at the Mount. The students on the council work closely with
the faculty to help mold the Honors Program into an academic
community for both students and faculty alike.
In collaboration with the Career Center on campus, the Honor
Program features a series of workshops that assist students in
their preparation for further academic work on the post-graduate
level. These workshops include information sessions about graduate
school funding, as well as scholar programs like the Fulbright and
Rhodes scholarship opportunities.
Student Scholars in the Honors Program are given the opportunity
to register early for the courses that they are interested in to
ensure their participation in these courses.